For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.
As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.
The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.
Queens Park In Ipswich
Queens Park In Ipswich
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Could easily spend a day in this park
We only had a couple of hours to spend here. There is a lovely cafe where we had excellent breakfast, a wander around the beautiful Japanese garden, the orchid garden (not open all the time) and a... more »
Queens Park - A public space for everyone
Their are parks and their are parks. Some designed just for kids, some for adults but Queens Park is a place for all ages to enjoy. A great place to meet family and friends, stretch out and enjoy all... more »
Something for everyone
A great place to spend a day with friends and family. Children of all ages can enjoy the swings and playground. The zoo is a fantastic place to visit and watch the animals roaming around their... more »
Great playground plus animal enclosure
Great playground for kids of all ages then go to the free animal enclosure. Native wildlife at close range plus the free farmyard animals to visit. Best free day out for families. Great place for... more »
Great park for families
Really impressed with this public park. Great playground with water play, flying foxes and big slides. Well shaded and spread out. A fantastic animal enclosure with wallabies, kangaroos, dingo... more »
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